Ahem, no, not really. The Great Book Giveaway Bonanza, however, IS here! (I'm a little hyper right now because I've been quite excited for this for a while. And…)
I'm shameless, I know.
But anywho! Click the link I provided, and you'll go to a page on Hamlette's blog that links to all the participating blogs, so you can check out all the giveaways at once:)
Here are my giveaway options! (*Note* I'm sorry to say that, for financial reasons, I have to restrict this to US residents only:( )
Books (Please note--all of these books were bought used and still have their price stickers on them, which I can try to remove, if you prefer, except Zia, which was bought new.)
Apologies for the poor picture quality.
The Last Trail by Zane Grey--I picked this up at a library sale; good condition.
Zia by Scott O'Dell--This is a sequel to Island of the Blue Dolphins. It is gently used, but in great condition.
Kaiulani: The People's Princess (from the Royal Diaries series) by Ellen Emerson White--Bought used, but in good condition.
The Thief and the Beanstalk (a Further Tales adventure) by P. W. Catanese--An interesting twist on Jack and the Beanstalk, it sadly is a bit beat up. Some ruffled/curled pages and bent corners, especially one rather noticeable on the front cover.
The Wanderer by Sharon Creech--Fairly good condition, with a few dents and minor bends.
Moonblood (third book in the Tales of Goldstone Wood series) by Anne Elisabeth Stengl--Used, but good condition similar to The Wanderer (perhaps a bit better).
The Redemption of Sarah Cain by Beverly Lewis--A movie tie-in edition with color photos and a note from the author while on set. In good condition.
A Gift to Remember by Melissa Hill--Fine condition, except that there are some faded marks on the back of the cover and a 'grimy' spot on the front cover that looks as though it were the remains of a sticker.
Bookmarks (Can't absolutely guarantee durability, since I don't have a laminator or anything of that sort, but they seem to hold up pretty well. Made with glue or photo splits.)
When I heard that we could include book-related items, I was quite excited. Prepare for bookmarks!:D
Collection #1 is related to movies/tv shows. From left: BBC Robin Hood. This one has a picture of Robin and Marian at the bottom and has a bunch of RH quotes and feels and such:) The prominent quote is, "We were fighters and I'm proud." ~ The Princess Bride (Inigo Montoya). This includes his famous line: "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to DIE!" ~ The Princess Bride (Vizzini) This quote is, "Have you ever heard of Plato, Aristotle, Socrates? Morons." ~ August Rush Quote: "You know what music is? It's God's little reminder that there's something else besides us in this universe." ~ Gilmore Girls Fun quote: "We're almost there, and nowhere near it. All that matters is we're going."
Collection #2 is related to books and book quotes. From left, row by row: Ella Enchanted: "blue as midnight with a white sash" Utterly random; for some reason, I liked that quote and how it fit with the color blue and the white. The Book Thief: "I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right." Les Misèrables: "To die is nothing; but it is terrible not to live." The Tale of Despereaux: "The world is dark, and light is precious. Come closer, dear reader. You must trust me. I am telling you a story." (This one has '3d' corners, just so you know.) Second row: The Princess Bride: "Her heart was a secret garden and the walls were very high." The Lord of the Rings: "I wonder if we shall ever be put into songs or tales. We're in one, of course, but I mean: put into words…told by the fireside, or read out of a great big book with red and black letters…" Ralph Waldo Emerson: "Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures." (With picture of '08 Elinor reading.) Pride and Prejudice: "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a large fortune must be in want of a wife." (I copied that directly out of the book, and so I kept the punctuation, even though it bugs me a little.)
And there you are! I tried to use different 'fonts' when writing these, so some are chunky and some are weird and some are just normal;)
Now, to enter. Just leave a comment telling me which book or bookmark you'd most like if you win (please feel free to enter all three giveaways!) and your email address so I can contact you in case you win. If you don't want your email address out there, you can simply delete your comment after you post it (it'll be sent to my email anyway). I will draw a winner a week from now, June 22nd. I thiiiink that's it. Have at it!
Don't forget to check out Hamlette's page to find all the other giveaways!